17 March 2011
Capita Symonds’ Sefton partnership has been appointed to lead the
detailed design stage of the £4m King’s Gardens Restoration Project
The project encompasses extensive repair and
restoration within the 15 hectare historic park site including
amenity spaces, public realm, soft landscaping, historic buildings,
structures, paths, surfaces, lighting, street furniture and the
marine lake edge.
The project specifically includes the
restoration of the Gardens’ Venetian-style footbridge as well as
the restoration of original external lighting and redevelopment of
the lakeside edge to accommodate new visitor attractions.
The improvements are a key element of the
Council’s plans to transform the seafront and promote its use and
enjoyment by local people and visitors.
As lead consultant, Capita Symonds is
responsible for project managing the overall delivery of the design
and for managing a team comprising Capita Symonds design engineers,
the council’s landscape designers, and externally appointed
conservation architects. Capita Symonds is also directly
responsible for the restoration and improvement of external
lighting and surfaces, the lakeside retaining wall and revetment
edge, and the footbridge.
Work on the project, which is expected to
begin in late 2012, is being jointly funded by Sefton Council and
the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Parks for People’ programme.